About Us

We are a project part of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, an international, intergovernmental organization that brings together 22 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin American and European countries, an area comprising over 600 million citizens.

Our goal is to foster civic innovation in order to promote social change, democratic governance and social, cultural and economic development. Civic innovation is the process that solves social problems with technologies (digital, social, ancestral) and innovative methodologies, through the involvement of the community affected. This means that citizens are no longer passive receivers of institutional actions, but active producers of their own solutions.

Civic Innovation Proyect has established its position as the first joint workspace involving citizens, governments and companies, based on open, collaborative dynamics, launched by an international organization. In 2013, the 22 Presidents unanimously recognised our proposal, and they have urged us to drive a civic innovation agenda in the region for the next years.

Civic innovation laboratories

Our documents


Head of States statement on civic innovation

Comunicado especial sobre la Innovación Ciudadana


Collaborative document on public policies

Documento colaborativo de Políticas Públicas


Collaborative document on civic labs

Documento colaborativo de Laboratorios Ciudadanos  


Collaborative letter for Head of States on civic innovation

Carta colaborativa a Jefes de Estado

Our team

Glocal news and opinions

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Call for projects – Peace Civic Innovation Laboratory, Nariño, Colombia

Posted in - civic innovation & civic lab & LABICxlaPAZ
en Aug 28, 2017 0 Comments

  The High Council for Post-Conflict of Colombia, the Center for Social Innovation of the Government of Nariño, and the Civic Innovation Project of the Ibero-American General Secretariat,  be organising the Civic Innovation Laboratory for Peace and Post-Conflict in Nariño, Colombia (#LABICxlaPAZ). This will be the first time that citizens participate directly in the generation […]

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Social Innovation vs. Civic Innovation

Posted in - civic innovation & Social Innovation
en Feb 20, 2017 0 Comments

by Juan Freire* The rise in popularity of social innovation has been driven by the increasing importance of innovation in the business world. Business innovation was originally viewed as technological innovation within a linear and orderly process, known as RDI, in which basic research seeks to provide a technical solution that will eventually lead to […]

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CIVICS: a map that generates social impact

CIVICS  is a map for generating social impact. It is the first map of civic innovation activities in Ibero-America (Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra) driven by the Civic Innovation Project  of the Ibero-American General Secretariat since 2016, together with [VIC]. Civic innovation is the process that solves social problems with technologies (digital, social, ancestral) and innovative methodologies, through the involvement of the community […]

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